Miles-tones

Happy Birthday Iggy Pop: His Top 10 Solo Cuts

Today Iggy Pop turns 64, and the current and former James Newell Osterberg, Jr. is still making people a fraction of his age look and sound like croaking senior citizens.

Blessed with a tolerance of life that probably rivals only that of Lemmy and Keith Richards, the man continues to play with the legendary Stooges, most recently for a tribute to late member Ron Asheton in Detroit, which we would have sold half our record collection to be at. Seriously, Henry Rollins even sang with them on "I Got A Right."

Of anyone in the Detroit rock scene and the later punk revolution those Motor City cats would help usher in, no one would have expected Pop to live this long, but his hearty stock has made him now an elder statesmen of rock and roll.

For his age, he still looks pretty handsome too, though he probably feels like an iguana to the touch now. Fun fact: his first band was called The Iguanas, and he was the drummer, which explains the percussive quality of his live performances.

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Craig Hlavaty
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